Sep 26, 2013
Tim Biskup -- ‘Charge’ at Martha Otero Gallery (9.28)
When I first started collecting vinyl, I was drawn to the mesmerizing toy work of a few key artists including Tim Biskup, whose Orange Deco Plague Qee seemingly taunted me as I hunted for it. At the time, I could count the number of art shows I had been to on just a few fingers. I soon started following Tim’s gallery work and have since gone to many of his shows and that of other artists as well. Biskup’s toys and paintings made gallery art ‘cool’ for me and his new show is a strong reminder of why.
Tim Biskup opens his new solo, ‘Charge’ @ Martha Otero Gallery on Saturday (9.28) in Hollywood. His style has changed fairly dramatically in the past eight years or so, but it’s always been a draw for me. His new paintings just might be some of the best yet, combining all that has come before while transforming it as well. If you’re in LA and a fan/collector of his, this opening is not to be missed. For more on his show, check out Dailydujour’s preview.
Tim Biskup || ‘Charge’
Opening: September 28th 2013 (6 to 9 PM)
Martha Otero Gallery
820 N. Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
SubUrban Vinyl x Juan Muniz – NYCC Philipe the Bunny
SubUrban Vinyl will be exhibiting at this year’s NYCC and they’ve got quite a few exclusives to tempt you. If you ‘re a fan of Las Vegas artist Juan Muniz, you’ll want to pick up his NYCC exclusive Philipe the Bunny cast (3”) in clear teal resin by JFury. Limited to ten pieces, these will be available for $30 each from the Suburban Vinyl booth located within the Tenacious Toys Collective mega-booth [#208). In addition to the new toy, Suburban Vinyl will also have Juan Muniz OG art and prints. Juan will be signing on Friday (10.11) from 2-3 PM.
Paul Shih – Fortune Teller Debut Edition (9.30)
Paul Shih is ready to let his Fortune Teller (aka Master Bing) out into the world. The debut edition of his new resin character is painted a light tan/brown to match the traditional treat offered at many Chinese restaurants. Each figure includes an inserted ‘fortune’, a fun feature made possible by the hollow casting process Paul uses to make his toys. Limited to 20 pieces, Fortune Teller Drops on Monday, September 30th @ 1 PM PDT for $45 (+s/h) from Paul’s web shop. If you’d like to see how Paul brought Master Bing to life, be sure to check out his “making-of” posts (part 1 / part 2).
Cop A Squat Toys – NYCC Okaasan Semi Korosiya
Cop A Squat Toys will release an exclusive Semi Korosiya sofubi edition for NYCC. This special edition was created in honor of creator Adam Saul’s mother who passed way in February. Cast in his mother’s favorite color, the new colorway is lovingly called the Okaasan Edition (‘mother’ in Japanese). As a tribute, Adam, his wife and group of awesome friends sent one of the Okaasan Semi Korosiya figures nearly into space via a weather balloon outfitted with two cameras. We’ve embedded a video below showing that ride high above Earth.
Limited to ten pieces, the Okaasan Semi Korosiya will be available on Friday (10.11) @ 3 PM EDT for $60 each from the Clutter Booth [#504]